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UT women’s hoops are in the top 10 in scoring in the country.

Austin (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has flexed its offensive and defensive muscles this season, earning top 10 rankings in several statistical categories among NCAA Division I teams so far.

The Longhorns have won many underdogs this season and are proving it with 9th scoring in the country. Texas’ 21.9 points difference comes from 79.2 points per game versus 57.3 points per game allowed. Texas is tied with the Oregon Ducks in this category.

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Louisiana leads the nation in scoring with a score of 41.1.

Texas alone ranks ninth in forced losses per game at 22.7. Longhorns head coach Vic Schaefer has been emphasizing all year that while his team is doing great with layoffs, they also need to cut them. They did a decent job of not producing them, relatively speaking, with a turnover margin of 6.69, which is good for 12th place in the country.

The Ohio State Buckeyes lead the nation in a turnover margin of 10.69.

When fully manned, the Texas Home Defense becomes one of the strongest groups in the country. They are tied with Southern California and Iowa State for 10th place in the nation in blocks per game at 5.6. Taylor Jones, who has missed most of the season with an injury, leads the team with 17 blocks, followed by DeYona Gaston with 16. Khadija Faye has 13 blocks, while Shay Holle and Amina Muhammad have been great off the bench with 12 and 10. blocks. blocks, respectively.

No. 1 in the AP Top 25, South Carolina blocks nearly 10 shots per game to take the nation’s lead.

Shailey Gonzalez is one of the top shooters in the country, finishing in 18th place with a 90.57% hit rate. She’s made 48 of 53 free throws this season, but Gonzaga’s defenseman Brynna Maxwell hasn’t made just one free throw this season so far. She leads the country with 98% of her shots from the free throw line on 51 of 52 attempts.

This season, Gaston is shooting 57.64% from the field, 83 of 144, and is 26th in the country. Maya Berkman of Liberty is shooting nearly 70% this year and is leading the nation.

Although she missed five games with a foot injury earlier in the season, Rory Harmon is tied for 35th overall in assists with 78 assists in 11 games. She hasn’t played enough yet to qualify for the ranking stats, but if she maintains her average of 7.1 assists per game until she qualifies, that would put her in the top 10. Nika Muhl of Connecticut leads the nation with 9.3 assists per game.

Harmon is also one of 14 players in the country to record a triple-double this season, earning it on January 4 against TCU with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Harmon got her 10th rebound after statisticians reviewed the footage of the game when they credited her with nine rebounds shortly after the game ended.

Duquesne’s Megan McConnell is the only player in the country to have multiple triple-doubles this season – two.

Texas (11-5, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) takes on Kansas at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

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